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SAU 001

Oman, Sayh Al Uhaymir
Found in march 2000
L5 chondrite
Total mass > 450 kg

Specimens in collection :
184.16g individual
372g regmaglypted specimen

SAU 001 in one of the most important meteorite fall in Oman and even in the world. Thousands of specimens were found, from several milligrams to more than 10 kilograms individuals since the area was searched. The SAU 001 are relatively fresh but most are covered partly by rust and also an iridescent crust on some specimens. They are recognizable because of these characteristics. Fragments of crust were analyzed to determine the terrestrial age of this meteorite, that means the date of fall.

SAU 001 fell on Earth 5500 ± 1300 years ago.

Additional information

Provenance

  • Found by me and Vincent Lejeune